Remix: Evgeni Plushenko skates to ‘Pony’ (with video)

02/11/2014 12:30 AM

02/11/2014 12:30 AM

You know how some things are just so wrong they’re right? This is one of them.

Brian Floyd

of SB Nation has remixed one of Russian figure skater Evgeni Plushenko’s performances with R singer Ginuwine’s raunchy “Pony.”

No, Plushenko won’t be skating to this on Thursday, when he begins competing in the men’s individual event. He said Sunday night he intended to skate, despite suffering pain in his back during the finals of the team competition over the weekend.

The 2006 Olympic champion had until mid-morning Monday to withdraw from competition, and he did not. The 31-year-old has had a lot of back issues and is competing in Sochi with four screws in his back from an operation last year.

During the 2005-2006 season, he performed this exhibition routine to “Sex Bomb” by Tom Jones. But it’s amazing how well it goes with “Pony,” the sexy anthem that Channing Tatum’s character performed a hip-hop striptease to in “Magic Mike.”

“Your life will never be the same after watching this video,” commented one YouTube viewer about the “Pony” skate.

You’ve been warned.